Montero hits the disabled list, SWB loses

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Jesus Montero was placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to Monday with that minor back issue. Mike Lamb was placed on the disabled list as well. Shaeffer Hall and Ryan Pope are going back down to Double-A Trenton. Seems like Hall was only up for the one spot start. P.J. Pilittere was activated off the phantom disabled list to fill one of the roster spots.

Triple-A Scranton (7-5 loss to Buffalo)
Chris Dickerson, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Greg Golson, RF, Terry Tiffee, DH & Gus Molina, C: all 1 for 4 – Golson hit a solo jack, walked, and scored another run … Tiffee doubled and came around to score … Gus drove in a run and whiffed twice
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 3 K – one hit in ten at-bats since coming off the disabled list, with five strikeouts
Brandon Laird, 3B: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 3 RBI – six hits in his last 12 at-bats
Jordan Parraz, LF: 1 for 3, 1 K
Luis Nunez, 2B & Doug Bernier, SS: both 0 for 4, 1 K
Adam Warren, RHP: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 6-3 GB/FB – 68 of 107 pitches strikes were strikes (63.6%) … scattered the hits, I guess
George Kontos, RHP: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 24 of 37 pitches were strikes (64.9%)
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 0-3 GB/FB – five of eight pitches were strikes
Andrew Brackman, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 12 of 23 pitches were strikes (52.2%)
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB – nine of 13 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton was rained out. They’ll play two tomorrow.

High-A Tampa (7-1 win over Daytona)
Abe Almonte, CF: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB – on base 14 times in his last nine games
Kelvin Castro, 2B & Rob Segedin, 3B: both 2 for 5 – Castro hit a homer, drove in two, and struck out three times … Segedin scored twice, drove in a run, and whiffed
Zoilo Almonte, DH & Mitch Abeita, C: both 0 for 4 – Almonte walked and struck out thrice … Abeita whiffed once and got hit by a pitch
Luke Murton, 1B & Neil Medchill, LF: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB – Murton drove in a run and struck out … Medchill struck out three times
Taylor Grote, RF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Emerson Landoni, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R
Mikey O’Brien, RHP: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 7-4 GB/FB – very nice, starting to get the hang of this High-A thing
Mike Gipson, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 0-4 GB/FB
Michael Solbach, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-4 win over Augusta)
Eduardo Sosa, CF & Kelvin DeLeon, DH: both 1 for 4 – Sosa threw a runner out at second … DeLeon drove in two
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 14 for his last 38 (.368)
Gary Sanchez, C: 0 for 4, 3 K – hitless in his last eight at-bats with six strikeouts
Ramon Flores, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – 11 for his last 29 (.379)
Mike Ferraro, RHP: 1 for 4, 2 R, 2 K
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 K
Jose Mojica, SS: 1 for 3, 1 RBI
Shane Greene, RHP: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 6-1 GB/FB
Francisco Rondon, LHP: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Manny Barreda, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 WP
Mark Montgomery, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – 19 strikeouts in seven innings

Short Season Staten Island (2-1 win over Connecticut)
Mason Williams, CF: 1 for 3, 1 SB – not quite sure why the left the game
Henry Pena, LF: 0 for 1, 1 E (fielding)
Cito Culver, SS & Reymond Nunez, SS: both 1 for 4, 1 K
Zach Wilson, 3B: 0 for 4, 1 K
Casey Stevenson, RF & Bobby Rinard, LF-CF: both 1 for 3 – Stevenson scored a run and got hit by a pitch
Ali Castillo, 2B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B
Jhorge Liccien, C: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 K
Wes Wilson, DH: 0 for 3, 1 K
Evan DeLuca, LHP: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6-5 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – picked a runner off first … very nice
Vidal Nuno, LHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (9-8 win over GCL Phillies in 11 innings)
Ravel Santana, CF: 3 for 5, 4 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – threw a runner out at third … 14 for his last 37 (.378) with three doubles and two homers
Jose Rosario, SS: 3 for 6, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
David Adams, 2B: 3 for 3, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – played seven innings in the field
Taylor Anderson, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
Tyler Austin, 1B: 1 for 7, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 0 for 6, 1 BB, 2 K – now if he’d only mix in a few hits with those walks
Isaias Tejeda, C: 1 for 5, 1 3B, 1 HBP
Damian Taveras, DH: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Fu-Lin Kuo, LF: 1 for 6, 1 K
Danny Lopez, RF: 0 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Gabe Encinas, RHP: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB – it all came apart in the seven-run fourth inning
Edwin Rodriguez, RHP: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 15 K in 10.1 IP
Corey Maines, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 1-1 GB/FB
Joaquin Hinojosa, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Cory Cowsert, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Mariel Checo, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB

Injury Updates: Feliciano, Soriano, Marte
Rally falls short in Hughes return to rotation
  • BigTimeBartolo

    Brackman is physically unable to throw scoreless innings, let alone 1-2-3 ones

    • Your mom

      Kinda like Soriano, in respect to 1-2-3 innings.

    • DC

      he was lousy as a starter and every time he comes in as a reliever he allows runs to score. When we drafted him he threw 100 miles an hour. Now he throws a mediocre 93. time to trade him to the cubs for zambrano.

      • Steve in PDX


    • Rich

      I was at a game last week in Norfolk when he came in to “relieve”.
      He hit a batter, threw three wild pitches and gave up a monster home run. Absolutely pathetic. What are we gonna do with this guy?

  • Fackman

    Damn, I feel bad for Brackman, not getting any younger.

    • a.hinds

      but he might be getting taller, that counts for something, no?

      • Nick

        How much of his struggles this year can be directly tied to his growth spurt? I think that it would be a big change for him to adjust to.

  • JC

    When Pat Venditte faces a switch pitcher, does he usually throw right-handed or left-handed? Or does it mostly depend on the batter?

    • Rob NY

      Folks can correct me if I’m wrong but I believe the hitter has to declare for the AB and then the pitcher.

  • Xstar7

    Does anyone know how Montero injured his back?

    • Karl Krawfid

      Putting Brian Cashman in the torture rack.

      • Mojo

        Put him in the CHOKEY!!!

    • Your mom


    • Xstar7

      all of the above?

    • Adam B

      This worries me, I know I am not the only one who posts on these boards who has back problems and I know that back injuries, simply, do not just go away… Pray this is a muscle issue or else there is a very strong possibility that Montero will be dealing with this for the rest of his career.

  • Uke

    Maybe I missed it but where is Gumbs?

    • Xstar7

      I think he’s on the DL with a triceps injury.

  • Joe

    Are any of the GCL players top 20 prospects this offsease or are they too young? Is Ravel more of a high ceiling prospect than Yeicock and Henry Pena?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Ravel is a much, much, much, much, much more of a prospect than Yeicock or Henry Pena. BTW, Henry Pena is 1-17 this year with 16 strikeouts. YIKES

      • JMK

        BTW, Henry Pena is 1-17 this year with 16 strikeouts.

        Not sure there’s another way to say it – HOLY FUCK, NO WAY!?

  • http://RAB Leo in Houston

    Kontos 2 HR’s-dang. 37 pitches-dang.

  • Uke

    I’ve had a slight man-crush on Evan Deluca since he was mentioned by Newman in an interview last year, and really hope Evan Rutckyj pans out because I like him and last but not least is Zachary Varce who also has good stuff. I think the yanks have a good set up going in the low minors and some decent guys at the higher levels.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I’m glad that Varce is finally healthy and pitching again.

      • Howard Cosell

        Varce is the sleeper in last year’s draft. He is light years advanced as far as pitching mentality. Throws 4 pitches consistently (thus the high K ratio) and hits 92-ish.

        Compares to Mike Mussina….. HE should move fast as long as the groin issue doesn’t pop up again – otherwise he could miss more time.

        I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in Tampa by the end of the year and in Trenton mid next year.


        • JMK

          Is he good at crosswords and has an acerbic wit?

          If not, comparing him to Mussina may be a little much.

    • nycsportzfan

      ya, i’m a caleb cotham guy myself.. I’ve been asking about him over his entire Injury stint, wonering where hes been.. Hes looking good right now, albeit in lower class… ALso, is Gavin Brooks ever coming back? And is mark montgomery any type of propsect?

      • YankeeGrunt

        Montgomery is a college closer. Like most college closers, he has a leg up on younger competition and is doing well as a result. He has a strong fastball and a wicked slider that he uses as his strikeout pitch. Good relievers can go far on two pitches, and if he excels the rest of this year he’ll probably get a shot at Tampa to start 2012 with the possibility of a promo to Trenton, the Chase Whitley path.

  • JonS

    Am I the only one that scrolls to the bottom to see the kids first now? lol

    • JMK

      No, I definitely do. Way more interested in what’s going on at GCL and Staten Island than SWB or Trenton (although there’s some interesting pitching talent in the upper levels).

    • nycsportzfan

      I’m hoping Corban Joseph gets a shot at Triple A with both montero and Lamb on the DL.. So i would say, no, i dont’ check the kids out first, but i certainly look forward to every boxscore.. I wish Segedin would start picking up the pace, and roller and murphy, i hate when you get high hopes, and all of a sudden, the guys start doing nothing after a promotion, ala brandon laird(whos been solid, but certainly not special).. Whats up with Burawa and Khanle? Those 2are annoying the snot outta me as well..

      • YankeeGrunt

        Give the kids a chance to succeed. They’re not all going to progress, but Segedin, Roller and Murphy have the skill-set to hit going forward. It’s a big adjustment; the pitchers have better stuff, they’re craftier and they are less willing to pitch around lower-level phenoms. If in six weeks the kids haven’t gotten it, worry a little bit. As for Burawa and Kahnle, they’re a little inconsistent, but they’re also stretched out to three innings or so an outing. Again, patience. The best prospects in our system include everyone from phenoms to late bloomers to projects, give it time.

  • Uke

    We as fans are always enamored with new prospects because we can have high hopes for them, the longer we are exposed to a player the more we begin to realize their weaknesses and their inability to remedy said weaknesses so we like to check out the young guys doing well at the low levels who are still full of potential. If you check out AAA you’re only really looking for 2 or 3 guys rather than half the lineup and rotation/BP on the SI Yanks. All that said, yes i scroll down first, :P

  • Craig

    According to Jack Curry, Romine might have passed Montero on the depth chart. Is this good or bad? And is it further Proof Montero will likely be traded?

    • Ted Nelson

      Montero was 8/18 with 2 HRs, 1 2B, and 2 BB in the 5 games before his last healthy game (went 0/4 in that game, but maybe he was already hurt)… I sort of doubt they suddenly decided he is worse than Austin Romine after he went on a tear like that and got injured.

      If anything I’d say maybe Curry heard Romine was now the 3rd C with Montero on the DL, and blew it out of proportion. Or maybe they’re shying away from Montero at C.

      Who are they going to trade Montero for?

  • Doug

    Romine has had a solid season, but this would have more to do with Montero. So, to answer your question, it would be bad.

    In theory, yes, it’d make him more likely to be dealt. However, his trade value has just about bottomed out, so I’d hold onto him until he starts mashing again.

    • Doug

      Sorry, reply fail to Craig

  • AC

    David Adams GCL. Is this same guy who was rumored to go in Cliff Lee deal but had a bad ankle?

  • AC

    David Adams ? Is this same guy who was rumored to go in Cliff Lee deal but had a bad ankle?

    • Doug

      yes indeedy